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Photo - Briony Witherow

Practical Equine Nutrition - Elsworth, Cambridge


Nutritionist

General Information

Professional / Company name Practical Equine Nutrition
Profession Nutritionist
Location Cambridge
Website Address https://www.practicalequinenutrition.co.uk


Specialities / Skills

Briony is a registered equine nutritionist with a wealth of experience, including over seven years of commercial experience, most latterly working as Senior Nutritionist and Nutrition Team Leader for one of the UK’s leading feed companies.

During Briony’s time as a nutritionist she has worked in various disciplines and yards, working with a range of horse owners, from leisure riders, to high level international and Olympic performance riders and leading British breeders. As part of her role supporting these riders, Briony has attended high profile events such as Burghley and Badminton Horse Trials and the British Breeding Futurity events on a yearly basis.

Briony has also appeared in many of the UKs leading equestrian publications such as Horse & Hound; Horse & Rider; Pony Magazine; Equine Health Magazine; Horse and British Breeder Magazine to name a few.

Specialties

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Breeding stock and Youngstock
  • Performance horses
  • Grassland management
  • Forage (analysis and management)



Qualifications / Affiliated Bodies / Regulated Bodies

 

 

Briony has an undergraduate degree in Equine and Human Sports Science and a Master’s degree in Equine Science. As well as consulting in nutrition, Briony also holds a degree level lecturing post in Equine and Animal Science at Writtle University College.

Briony has also achieved the status of ‘Registered Nutritionist’ under the Association for Nutrition (AfN). This is important, as the title ‘nutritionist’ is not a protected term in the UK, meaning effectively anyone can use it. The Association for Nutrition holds a voluntary register of nutritionists: in order to join this register, your training and experience would have demonstrated that you have the knowledge, skills and competence to deliver the work of a nutritionist.

Further to this, Briony is fully insured and, not being employed by a feed company or supplier, can offer unbiased professional advice.



Description

Services I Offer

  • Nutritional Consultation
    • Single Horse
    • Multiple Horses
    • Remote consultation
  • Forage analysis
  • Nutritional Talks

Single Horse

Packages can offer value for money for those wanting consecutive visits throughout the year and/or additional forage analysis. 

Packages with more than one ‘in-person’ consultation can be purchased to use at any point within a 12-month period.

Package A: Basic £65 + mileage
  • A one-hour single horse visit
  • Including a full horse assessment, manual/visual forage assessment and a written summary report

Package B: Basic Plus £120 + mileage

  • A one-hour single horse initial visit
  • Including a full horse assessment, manual/visual forage assessment
  • Up to 45 minute follow up visit
  • A written summary report following each visit
  • Telephone/email support in-between the two visits
 

Package C: Basic Plus With Forage Analysis £150 + mileage

  • A one-hour initial visit
  • Including a full horse assessment, manual/visual forage assessment
  • Up to 45 minute follow up visit
  • A written summary report following each visit
  • Telephone/email support in-between the two visits
  • PLUS 2 x Basic Forage Analysis with summary reports and subsequent recommendations
 

Package D: Year Round All Inclusive £350 + mileage

  • Ideal for those with clinical issues such as laminitis, obesity, tying up and gastric ulcers)
  • A one-hour initial visit and in-depth report
  • Including a full horse assessment, appraisal of current ration including supplements and forage assessment
  • Three follow up visits (lasting 30-45 minutes)
  • A written summary report following each visit
  • 12 month telephone/email support from first visit
  • PLUS 4 x Basic Forage Analysis OR  2 x Comprehensive Forage Analysis with summary reports and subsequent recommendations

For larger performance yards or studs of >20 horses please get in touch for a quote.

Expenses: 40 mile radius from CB23 included in cost. Beyond this 45p per mile traveled.

Please note, when consultations are arranged on the same day in a similar area, travel expenses and time can be shared.

Multiple Horses

Multiple Horses At The Same Yard (Up to 6 horses)

For Group Consultations or those with more than one horse, our packages can offer the most value for money.

Packages can be purchased to use at any point within a 12-month period. Packages are only suitable for horses on the same yard under the same general management. 

Package A: Basic

Includes:

  • 20 minute yard assessment (visual forage assessment, turnout management, feed management)
  • 40 minute individual horse assessment
  • Written summary report

2 horses = £110 (£55 per horse)

3 horses = £156 (£52 per horse)

4 horses = £200 (£50 per horse)

5 horse = £225 (£45 per horse)

6 horses = £240 (£40 per horse)

Package B: Basic PLUS Forage analysis

Includes:

  • Package A PLUS forage analysis
  • £20 per sample of forage for Basic Analysis OR £65 per sample for Comprehensive Analysis
  • Cost of analysis divided between number of horses seen
  • Follow up recommendations for horses seen based on analysis where necessary
 

*NEW* Nutrition Advice Evening

Great value package for livery yards

£15 per horse

Available for yards with 8+ horses

Includes: 

  • Initial assessment of forage (hay/haylage/grazing) and discussion of general management 
  • 20 minute talk on a nutritional subject of your choice OR a 20 minute nutrition Q & A
  • Individual 10 minute nutritional consultation for each horse
  • Each owner will receive recommendations on the day and in an email form following the visit 
 

Expenses: 40 mile radius from CB23 included in cost. Beyond this 45p per mile traveled

For larger performance yards or studs of >20 horses please get in touch for a quote.

 

Remote Consultation £45

  • Includes roughly 1 hour consultation time (30-45 minute initial consultation, plus follow up discussion once recommendations have been made).
  • To request a telephone/online consultation, please fill in the form below.
  • Having this information in advance allows us to make the most of our time during the consultation.
  • Includes an emailed summary report of recommendations and a further email/phone discussion to discuss any queries post initial recommendations PLUS a follow up call/email to check in 4-6 weeks post initial consultation.

Forage Analysis

Basic Forage Analysis £20 per sample

  • Results within 1 working week
  • Includes: DE (energy/calories); Fibre (NDF and ADF); Ash, Oil, Dry Matter, Crude Protein and Sugar
  • Price includes an emailed summary report putting the analysis into context

Comprehensive Forage Analysis £65 per sample

  • Results within 2 working weeks
  • Includes ‘Basic’ above PLUS: phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, sodium, potassium, chloride, cation-anion balance, manganese, copper, zinc, selenium, cobalt, iodine, iron, aluminium, molybdenum, suphur and lead.
  • Useful for clinical issues such as tying up, HYPP and performance and breeding stock.
  • Price includes an emailed summary report putting the analysis into context

Nutritional Talks

  • Including lecture evenings, open days, demos, rallies and camps informal or formal talks and demos can be arranged to suit requirements.
  • Lectures from an experienced nutritionist and lecturer on a wide range of topics from ‘feeding fat, thin, lazy and fizzy’ to ‘most recent updates on equine gastric ulcer syndrome’
  • Please contact Briony directly to arrange.



Further Information

Years of experience 7
Locations Expenses: 40 mile radius from CB23 included in cost. Beyond this 45p per mile travelled.
Prices See Description



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